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Resident workers - Qualifications

50.5% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the City of Brimbank have qualifications, compared to 58.2% for Victoria.

Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.

The level of educational attainment for the City of Brimbank's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the resident workforce;
  • The professional or social ambitions of people to obtain qualifications (that is, to seek education and retraining);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling, and;
  • The knowledge and skill requirements of the local industries.

Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Income, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of City of Brimbank's local resident workers.

When comparing the Qualifications of local resident worker with local workers, Qualifications statistics indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
City of Brimbank 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree57821.427.854715.722.2+31
Advanced Diploma or Diploma28210.410.73179.110.0-35
Certificate I and II Level301.11.1361.01.1-6
Certificate III & IV Level42815.816.747213.615.6-44
Certificate Level, nfd451.71.9491.41.6-4
No qualification1,26846.939.51,88754.345.8-619
Inadequately described or not stated702.62.31674.83.7-97

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 27.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 10.7% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 16.7% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 1.9% No qualification, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 39.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Victoria - Wholesale Trade  : 2.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade : 21.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade : 10.4% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade : 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade : 15.8% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade : 1.7% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade : 46.9% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade : 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: +31 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -35 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -6 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -44 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -4 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -619 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Wholesale Trade: -97
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 50.5% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) held educational qualifications, and 46.9% had no qualifications, compared with 58.2% and 39.5% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) of the City of Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) with No qualifications (46.9% compared to 39.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (21.4% compared to 27.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • No qualifications (-619 people )

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